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Volume 7, Number 3
December, 1970

A Critical Examination Of Radioactive Dating Of Rocks

Sidney P. Clementson

Application of radioactive dating methods to sedimentary rocks is here considered. The basic assumption that radioactive disintegration starts when the minerals enter the host rocks is shown to be unsubstantiated. Recent research on young rocks discloses that disintegration in them is already at an advanced stage. The conclusion reached is that the theoretical ages calculated from isotope ratios are not the ages of the rocks, or of the earth but are simply ratios of the minerals themselves which originated in the crust of the earth.

The Structure And Fabric Of Geology

Clifford L. Burdick, Hon. Ph.D.

This paper is not a complete summary of Flood Geology. It is rather an answer to some of the more common criticisms offered by such geological writers as Dr. J. R. van de Fliert of the Netherlands, and others. Dr. van de Fliert has written a critique of Flood Geology in the September, 1969 issue of the Journal of the American Scientific Affiliation, under the title, "Fundamentalism and the Fundamentals of Geology."

This present paper is written to show that imagined differences between Uniformitarian Geology and Flood Geology are based more on semantics than on actual evidence. The chasm of separation was greater a century ago when Lyell was taken too seriously. Now Uniformitarian geologists admit past periods of catastrophism, and while Flood geologists have always recognized cataclysmic tectonic events in the crust of the earth, including the Flood of Noah; they also recognize that the major portion of geologic time was not so much different from the present. However, Flood geologists contend that burial of fossil life required catastrophism.

Although biologists look to geology for evidence for organic evolution, according to the law of superposition, some Flood geologists reason in a circle; for when exceptions to the evolutionary order of fossils do occur, they are inclined to doubt the physical evidence, rather than to trim the hypothesis to fit the facts.

Attempts to age-date the moon contend with the same difficulties that are encountered in radiometry with rocks from the crust of the earth.

Puzzling Similarities

Evan V. Shute

Many resemblances between animals and plants of different genera, families and orders defy evolutionary explanation. There are both differences and similarities between creatures of different kinds. The evolutionist must decide what features are useful as true species criteria and what features are spurious or misleading. A small but interesting sampling of strange similarities between widely diverse living forms is given here, from a study of spinal tracts, ears, placentae, electric organs, kidney function, fern vessels, milk, brown fat, sweat glands, and other systems. It is asserted that these puzzling resemblances are best explained by special creationism rather than by evolutionary convergence.

Only God Could Have Made The Defense Systems Of The Human Body

Oscar L. Brauer, Ph.D.

Belief in God is the greatest need of the peoples of the world today. There are many things in biology for which the evolutionists have no explanations. One of these, that demands the infinite intelligence of God, is how the human body defends itself against germs.

The skin, the tears, mucous in the nose, the saliva, and digestive juices all contain antiseptics against germs.

Breaks in the skin are a common place for germs to enter the body. One of our greatest defenders are the leucocytes, which surround and kill germs. Another line of defense involves the macrophages.

In addition to leucocytes and macrophages, the human body opposes germs by antibodies. By means of antibodies a person can gain immunity against germs.

Such wonderful defenses for our bodies could not have come about by evolution. Only God could provide them.


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